Animal Poems

Poems About Wild Animals

The animal kingdom is filled with almost an infinite variety of creatures. Scientists discover new species and subspecies every year. Each one is a wonder unto itself and one could labor for years to uncover its secrets. It is an unfortunate fact that the closest that most of us get to wildlife is through bars at the zoo. Our urban lifestyle has the effect of cutting us off from the glorious world of the animal kingdom. Every animal has a lesson to teach us that we are not hearing. We may think that we have evolved away from contact with animal kingdom, the question is, at what cost?

Poetry on the Wonders of the Animal Kingdom

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  1. Cry Of Wolves

    Rulers of the night, the wilderness is your home,
    Man in his ignorance won't leave you alone,
    Strong together you hunt for survival,
    Man and his gun your only rival.

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    This poem moved me. I love wolves, and they inspire me in life. Warriors of the night, never surrender.

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  3. Whales: An Innocent Death

    • By Chelsie Woodhead
    • Published: September 2008
    Poem Bringing Attention To Whaling

    As the gentle giants swim through the sea,
    Not expecting a thing,
    A sharp metal object is heading their way,
    And they feel a sharp sting.

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    It was a heartfelt poem. I was really touched by it. I definitely agree that whaling should stop. Whales are my favorite animals.

  4. The Tyger

    Tyger! Tyger! burning bright
    In the forests of the night,
    What immortal hand or eye
    Could frame thy fearful symmetry?

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  6. An Unmarked Grave

    • By Isaac R. Brunacci
    • Published: March 27, 2020
    The Loss Of A Bird

    The Nightingale sang her song
    For all the world to hear.
    She sang it loud, she sang it true
    To all that had an ear.

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    This is touching and well spiced with rhetorical devices.

  7. Are There Paw Prints In Heaven?

    Do Dogs Go To Heaven

    I hear of a place that is made of gold,
    a place where we shall never grow old,
    but one answer I have not heard at all,
    will there be paw prints from my little dog?

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    It's so great! I'm going to use it for a poetry contest in school.

  8. A View Of A Cat

    Concrete Poem

    I
    sleep on
    your bed, making
    it my own, and

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    Hello Steph, I really love your concrete poem about the nature of cats. Very true, clever, and witty, especially the tail. I've given you five stars! My own darling black and white puss,...

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  10. Ode To A Zebra

    • By Robynne Meulemans
    • Published: August 2017

    I'm a stunning display of black and white,
    Contrasting stripes to captivate sight.

    My mane stands up straight and proud.

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  11. A Minor Bird

    I have wished a bird would fly away,
    And not sing by my house all day;

    Have clapped my hands at him from the door

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    I laughed at this poem. I have felt the same way at times. I live in the country, and there is nothing more peaceful than listening to God's natural sounds of nature, but it’s just like any...

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  12. The Eagle

    He clasps the crag with crooked hands;
    Close to the sun in lonely lands,
    Ringed with the azure world, he stands.

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    This poem touched my heart as no other poem has. I love nature and most poems don't interest me. When I can, I am outside in nature and when I have to go inside, I fall just like the Eagle at...

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  13. The Fish

    I caught a tremendous fish
    and held him beside the boat
    half out of water, with my hook
    fast in a corner of his mouth.

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